Joe Davis is President of Davis & Associates in Laguna Niguel, California.
Founded in 1986, the goals of Davis & Associates are to help private and
public sector organizations create safe and productive environments, reduce workplace conflict, and prepare to manage critical
Joe retired as a Captain from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department
(CA) after nearly thirty years of service. His commands included the Airport Operations Division (John Wayne Airport Police
Services & Air Support Bureau), Operation Support Division (Emergency Management, County Communications Center, &
Sheriff’s Communications Center), and the Central Jail Complex (Intake
Release Center, Central Men’s Jail and Central Women’s Jails). He also served as the Chief of Police Services
for the City of Laguna Niguel.
He has a Masters Degree in Public Administration, is a graduate of the California
Command College and FBI Incident Command School, has authored or co-authored ten college textbooks and police training books,
has had articles published in both professional and general publications, spoken at national conferences, and been interviewed
on national radio and television. Joe co-hosted and co-produced “Crime Time”, the Sheriff’s Department’s
public information television program which received a Los Angeles Area Emmy nomination, the PASS Award from the National
Council on Crime and Delinquency, and the Communicator Crystal Award.
About the Orange County Sheriff’s
The history of Orange County goes
back further than the past 100 years and is a tribute to the adventurous spirit, personal drive and tremendous courage of
the early explorers and settlers who's vision and fortitude made cities where there were only dreams. In any society, there
are always challenges, but the pioneer men and women who forged Orange County out of a barren land had the courage to overcome
the obstacles that stood in their path.
It wasn’t until California
became a state in 1850 that formal law enforcement institutions, based on the common law of England, became established. Even
then, Southern California was a lawless society until the 1870s, plagued by rustlers, highwaymen, murderers, robbers and swindlers.
Many made their headquarters in Los Angeles, blatantly defying the law and its traditional keepers-sheriff, jailor, judge
and jury. Impromptu, poorly organized vigilante groups supplemented formal law enforcement officials, often taking the law
into their own hands, but even these groups were ineffective.
The growth of communities, the increase
in the number and proximity of small farms and the improvement of both education and communication systems finally brought
lawlessness under control. Each formal community had its marshal, its constable and its judge and when Orange County was formed
in 1889, its citizens had a sheriff, directly responsible to them, and a new set of institutions right in their own backyard.
The Orange County Sheriff’s
Department today is a highly professional organization, which not only continues in its traditional role of crime suppression,
but also has expanded into the area of crime prevention. At the Orange County Sheriff’s Department you can see the spirit
of adventure and the same courage as the early settler had.
Orange County is a place where dreams have
become a reality